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Course overview

Start date

September 2018

Subject area

Events, Hospitality and Tourism

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

This inter-disciplinary, course will provide you with the tools and skills you need to thrive in the competitive world of sports management.

You will gain insights into what has become a multi-billion pound industry and which offers growing opportunities for a multi-faceted career.

This master’s degree is well respected and will give you a big advantage when it comes to finding work in this highly competitive field.

You will join students from diverse backgrounds and nationalities whose previous undergraduate study includes  sports science, business and management and journalism.

You should be open-minded and willing to study and learn from a wide range of different sports and be prepared to debate the pros and cons of recent developments in the industry as you progress intellectually through research and scholarly activity in the study of the international sport environment.

 

Contact us

If you have any questions, talk to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk.

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A practical approach

This is a highly practical course focused on your future career in sports management – a field with a growing demand.

Prime location

With the Olympic Park on your doorstep, you will benefit from visits to world-class sporting venues and learn from the experts.

Superb facilities

If you love sport, you will  love our facilities. Our £21 million SportsDock facility is so good that,Team USA chose it as their base for the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics.

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Fees and funding

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,280 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.


Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below are some the funding available to support you in your studies:

  • Alumni Discount - 15% fee waiver
  • Early Payment Discount - 5% fee waiver
  • Asylum Seeker scholarship - 100% fee waiver
  • Civic Engagement - £1,000
  • Harship bursary - up tp £2,000
  • Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000
  • Team UEL - £1,000

Terms and conditions apply.









There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:









The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£9,900
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below are some the funding available to support you in your studies:

  • Alumni Discount - 15% fee waiver
  • Early Payment Discount - 5% fee waiver
  • Asylum Seeker scholarship - 100% fee waiver
  • Civic Engagement - £1,000
  • Harship bursary - up tp £2,000
  • Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000
  • Team UEL - £1,000

Terms and conditions apply.









There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:









The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£1,650

Per 30 credit module

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an postgraduate course, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £4,000. You can find out more about the international scholarships here. In addition to this, we offer a five per cent early payment discount and 15 per cent alumni discount.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082234444 or study@uel.ac.uk







As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.













Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.








Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk






Tuition fees
International
£12,850
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

From
Degree
Minimum 2.2 Honours in Business or Sports related degree.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY

Other disciplines and a recommended 2 years relevant work experience may be considered

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application (particularly your personal statement) and may ask you to attend an interview or submit a piece of work to help us decide on your eligibility for the course. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

What you'll study

  • Sports Sector: Strategy, Organisation and Policy (core)
  • Sport Economics and Finance (core)
  • Sport Marketing and Sponsorship (core)
  • Sport Venue and Event Management (core)
  • Sport Management Consultancy Project (core)

How you'll be assessed

We will assess you through a wide range of marked coursework, including essays, project work, oral presentations, critical readings and independent research reports. You will also undertake a consultancy project in which you’ll carry out a piece of research in an area of your choice.

Course specification

How you'll learn

On this course you will not be confined to the lecture theatre or seminar room – although of course you will spend a fair amount of time there, too.

You will learn from research active academics and also through learning tours to high profile sports venues such as Wembley Stadium and Wimbledon. Teaching is through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, guest speakers and out-of-class activities.

Good sports management, like most sports, relies on good team-work and you’ll be expected to work effectively with other students. Your assignments will have a practical focus, as you’ll be expected to produce work such as a project proposal, marketing plan, or use data to help analyse a particular market.

As part of the course you will conduct a Sports Management Consultancy Project, which should be related to a real life issue or problem. It could be doing something, such as planning and delivering a training programme in a sports context, or it could be researching an issue, such as the lack of sports participation in a geographical area, and then developing a plan to address it.

And if you’re good at sport, you could apply for a UEL Sports Scholarship, worth a £3,000 reduction in fees. 

What you'll learn

This inter-disciplinary course will teach you all of the major components you will need to forge a career in sports management.  

The key elements of the course include sports marketing, which is crucial to the success of any sporting enterprise, and sponsorship, which today plays such a massive role in all professional sports.

You will learn about event management and how to plan, run and manage all of the resources needed to make a set-piece sporting event a success.

You will study the finance and economics of sports management. A good grasp of the numbers is essential in the business of sport, which like any other business takes a close look at the bottom line.

In addition, you’ll learn how to take a strategic approach to sports management and will learn how the sports-related policies of governments and sports governing bodies have an impact on the role. You’ll also undertake a sports management consultancy project, which will hone your research skills.

Your future career

This course will set you on the path to a range of careers, enabling you to put what you’ve learnt into practice.  If you already work in the field it could be a stepping stone onto something bigger and better, or it could be this qualification that gives you a foot in the door.

Some of the possible career paths you could choose include the following:

Sports development – local authorities, national associations and charities employ postgraduates to help increase participation and promote the benefits of sport.

Sports event management – think of the big showpieces like the FA Cup Final, Six nations rugby championship – or major athletics meetings or boxing matches. Companies need people with skill and expertise to ensure they run without a hitch.

Sports marketing and sponsorship – sport is big business and marketing and sponsorship deals take skill to arrange – whether in-house for a sports club or for a private sector company (sport or non-sport business).

Sport research consultancy - providing expert advice within the field of sport management to clients directly or indirectly involved in the business of sport.

Further study - PhD in Sports Studies and/or management to make a contribution to knowledge and practice in the area of sport.

Other possibilities also exist, such as managing sports facilities, such as leisure centres, or helping to manage sports clubs on the commercial side.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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